Michel Ménager is the primary vice-president of the membership of table tennis MJ Connerré-Lombron. He left firstly of the summer time of 2022 for Rimini (Italy, Emilia-Romagna area) to take part within the European Table Tennis Veterans Championship. A brand new journey in an already wealthy desk tennis course.
“Le Maine-Libre”: How did you find yourself in Rimini?
Michel Menager: “It’s a championship on registration. I went there with my 12-13 level as a veteran and with 35 years of practice in this sport”.
Is this your first match of this sort?
“No, I have already competed in European and world championships. In the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Hungary, Italy and in the USA, in Las Vegas…”
What is the good thing about taking part?
“It’s primarily to fulfill up with veterans and buddies. For instance, I noticed once more Germans whom I meet repeatedly in these competitions, then this yr a Sarthois too: Thierry Etienne, of the SOM. In doubles, I performed this time with a Lithuanian. »
What have been your outcomes?
“In singles, I used to be first within the group then I completed in 64e of ultimate. In doubles, we completed 4th (final) however we went to the consoling semi-final. All on about 3,000 contributors gathered there! »
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Did you will have time to get pleasure from across the occasion?
“Yes for every week. My spouse and I crossed Tuscany, then we went again up in direction of the Mediterranean; a area we didn’t know. »